No. 8 UCLA Volleyball Downs Stanford 3-0
Oct. 19, 2000
Despite a match-high 12 kills by outside hitter Logan Tom, No. 17 Stanford fell to No. 8 UCLA 3-0 this evening in Pauley Pavilion. Game scores were 15-2, 15-9, 15-6.
The Cardinal fall to 11-7 overall, 5-5 in league play while the Bruins improve to 13-5 overall and 8-2 in the Pac-10.
Game one belonged to the Bruins who rattled off six straight points to open the game. Stanford posted its first point of the game on a UCLA hitting error. The Cardinal couldn't find their rhythm, hitting -.091. A kill by junior Tara Conrad would produce Stanford's only other point in the game. UCLA would win 15-2 while hitting .600 as a team.
The Cardinal made adjustments in game two keeping it close between the two teams. The game see-sawed back and forth with seven ties early on. The Bruins opened up the game at 9-9, stringing together six straight points to end the game and take a 2-0 lead to the lockeroom. Stanford hit a respectable .257 but the Bruins clocked in at .316. Logan Tom notched six kills to lead the Cardinal.
Game three started much like game two with the two squads keeping pace with each other until 6-6. After a timeout by the Bruins, Kristee Porter tallied a kill to give UCLA the lead. The Bruins pushed the lead to 9-6 before another timeout was called. After another Porter kill, UCLA strung together three service aces to take a commanding 13-6 lead. The Cardinal never recovered from the deficit and two Stanford errors closed out game three 15-6. UCLA would win the match in three games.
Stanford hit only .120 for the match and committed 10 receiving errors on the night. Setter Lindsay Kagawa had 28 assists and four digs for the Cardinal while Ashley Ivy notched five kills, one service ace and four digs.
UCLA was led by Kristee Porter's nine kills (9-1-16) while Lauren Fendrick notched a match-high 10 digs.
Stanford will take on No. 4 USC tomorrow night at 6 p.m. in North Gym of the Trojan campus.